Meglumine antimoniate

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Meglumine antimoniate
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Hydroxy-dioxostiborane; (2R,3R,4R,5S)-6-methylaminohexane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol
Clinical data
AHFS/ Micromedex Detailed Consumer Information
CAS Number 133-51-7 N
ATC code P01CB01 (WHO) QP51AB01 (WHO)
PubChem CID 64953
ChemSpider 58479 YesY
UNII 75G4TW236W YesY
NIAID ChemDB 008733
Chemical data
Formula Variable
Molar mass Variable
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Meglumine antimoniate (or meglumine antimonate) is a medicine used for treating leishmaniasis.[1] It is manufactured by Aventis[2] and sold as Glucantime in France, and Glucantim in Italy. It belongs to a group of compounds known as the pentavalent antimonials. It is administered by intramuscular injection.

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  1. ^ Soto, J.; Fuya, P.; Herrera, R.; Berman, J. (1998). "Topical paromomycin/methylbenzethonium chloride plus parenteral meglumine antimonate as treatment for American cutaneous leishmaniasis: Controlled study". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 26 (1): 56–58. doi:10.1086/516267. PMID 9455509. 
  2. ^ Aventis press release, 15 April 2005. (German)